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Pulitzer Prize Winner Charles Krauthammer Coming to State Theatre, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

He is a Pulitzer Prize winner and has been named by The Financial Times as the most influential commentator in America. Washington Post Columnist and New York Times Best-selling Author Charles Krauthammer comes to the State Theatre as part of the ParenteBeard Speakers Forum. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jovanka Bach's O'NEILL'S GHOSTS Rivets With Her Stark, Unapologetic Portrait of Eugene O'Neill
by Gil Kaan - Sep 9, 2014

Does genius have to be accompanied by totally a-hole behavior? John Stark directs his uniformly strong cast in a slick, strong-handed pace, in which they vividly exhibit the demons alternately possessing and inspiring the playwright's Writings. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. (more...)

Angela Vail Releases New Love Story
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014


Seacoast Repertory Theatre to Present Third Edition of 'I COULD JUST DIARY,' 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Seacoast Repertory Theatre gears up for its third installment of it's funniest special event; I Could Just Diary; Teen Angst: Live Onstage! ROUND 3 Featuring more than 15 local actors, writers, and notable personalities all reading their worst, most embarrassing, most awkward journal and diary entries all for the sake of Seacoast Repertory Theatre on September 24th, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Ralph Lee's 'THE DANCING FOX' Starts This Weekend at St. John the Divine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company will return for its annual September season in the lovely Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine with 'The Dancing Fox: Wisdom Tales of the Middle East,' five enchanting tales from the shared folk traditions of Jews and Arabs, including the Writings of Sufi mystics, along with fables and folklore of the region. Six weekend performances, September 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 PM in the Garden, entrance on 111th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. (more...)

New UH Sociology Course Focused on Writings of Malcolm Gladwell
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Who and what is a sociologist? A new undergraduate course taught by Shayne Lee, associate professor of sociology at the University of Houston, will focus on the Writings of journalist and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell in order to delve into the nature of the scientific study of human social relationships and institutions through the lens of popular culture consumption. Gladwell, a staff writer at 'The New Yorker' since 1996, is the author five 'New York Times' best-seller books: 'The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference', 'Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking', 'Outliers: The Story of Success', 'What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures' and his most recent book, 'David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.' He has increased his popularity beyond the mass consumption of his books through savvy use of social media and connection with the nonprofit TED, which produces the now ubiquitous TED Talks videos and annual conferences that can turn academics into social media superstars. TED describes Gladwell as a 'detective of fads and emerging subcultures, chronicler of jobs-you-never-knew-existed, Malcolm Gladwell's work is toppling the popular understanding of bias, crime, food, marketing, race, consumers and intelligence.' Lee says Gladwell's ability to shape and redirect popular understanding of sociology concepts makes his work an excellent framework for exploring how human action and consciousness shape and are shaped by cultural and social structures. 'Students will assess how the 'Gladwellian' perspective confirms and challenges established social theories and offers intriguing new insights for the discipline of sociology,' said Lee. 'It places the contributions of a pop cultural superstar like Gladwell in conversation with prominent sociologists of the past and present, posing new questions concerning who and what is a sociologist.' Lee notes the goal of sociology as a discipline is to go beyond assumptions about life to form theories and insights based on a more critical evaluation of human conditions. That goal is similar to how Gladwell uses scientific research to dispel well accepted assumptions or to start a new conversation on other ways to think about how humans engage in their social surroundings. He said Gladwell's book, 'Outliers,' is the best example of the writer's skill at inspiring others to think more critically about social realities. 'Most people are curious about how or why certain people achieve extraordinary levels of success while others fall short. In the case of 'Outliers,' Gladwell paints a complex picture of how people achieve success,' Lee said. 'On the one hand, he emphasizes how agency and culture play crucial roles in providing people with tools to advance in their pursuits. In this way, he explores how hard work, good communication skills, strategic planning and other crucial factors can make or break opportunities for success. 'He uses scientific data collected by leading social scientists and intriguing stories throughout the book to present a complex picture of how the achievement of success cannot be reduced to a simple formula. So students then are able to see how scientific research can be relevant toward seeing how the world works and in understanding their place in that world.' Lee was inspired to design the course, 'Malcolm Gladwell's Sociology,' after he assigned 'Outliers' in other courses and several students told him the book had 'changed their lives.' 'Scholar texts don't have nearly the same impact on teaching students to think more sociologically than 'Outliers,' said Lee. 'Hence, it is my contention that Gladwell's works make people more informed about the nuances and complexities of the human condition.' About the University of Houston The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 39,500 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country. For more information about UH, visit the university's newsroom at http://www.uh.edu/news-events/ (more...)

Eoin Finn Launches Series of Travel Retreats, ECO KARMA YOGA PROJECTS, Beg. December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

World renowned yogi/Blissologist Eoin Finn launches Eco Karma Yoga projects, a series of travel 'retreats' to destinations in locales around the world where some of our most precious environmental resources are in peril. As a surfer and yogi, Finn's connection to nature and the environment is paramount his mission to educate others on the power of seeking solitude in nature to allow for the message of our heart to become clear.' These karma projects will allow us to deepen our connection to nature, ourselves, and take action up close and personal with some of the most valuable environmental resources on our travel adventures.' (more...)

Signature Theatre's 'World of the Play' Continues for AND I AND SILENCE, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the continuation of the "World of the Play" series with a panel of experts discussing Women Prisoners and America's Incarceration Crisis. This event is presented in conjunction with the U.S. Premiere of AND I AND SILENCE by Naomi Wallace, directed by Caitlin McLeod, and will take place on Saturday, September 13 at 4:15 p.m. in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). The event is free and open to the general public (no reservations required). (more...)

WORKINGMAN Explores Politics of Bruce Springsteen
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Santa Monica, CA (more...)

Jim McPherson Shares Poems in TO TEASE OUR KNOWING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

MOUNT COOLUM, QUEENSLAND, Australia (more...)

Fig Tree Books Debuts Imprint and Spring 2015 List
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Fig Tree Books, a new publishing house focusing on literary fiction exploring the diverse American Jewish experience, announced its inaugural list for the spring 2015 season. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

OldSoundRoom's production of OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR AND OTHER FRAGILE THINGS, based on the short stories of New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, brings 90 minutes of absurdist, dark humor, just in time for Halloween. Directed by Michael McQuilken, OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR AND OTHER FRAGILE THINGS will play six performances only - October 29th and October 30th at 8PM; October 31st and November 1st at 8PM and 10:30PM and November 2nd at 2PM at The American Theatre of Actors (314 West 54 Street). Tickets are $20. For tickets please visit: www.oldsoundroom.com. (more...)

Scott Johnson to Premiere MIND OUT OF MATTER with Alarm Will Sound, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The much-anticipated world premiere of Scott Johnson's 'Mind Out of Matter'--the composer's largest work to-date--will be performed by Alarm Will Sound at the Alexander Kasser Theater in Montclair, NJ, October 4 and 5. Alan Pierson is conducting. The work is a Peak Performances commission. (more...)

Artscape's Heritage Festival Presents Theatre, Music, Dance and Poetry Sept. 24-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Multicultural theatre, music, dance and poetry productions are set to engage audiences in a celebration of South Africa's rich heritage at the Artscape Theatre. With South Africa's annual Heritage Day taking place on 24 September, The Artscape Heritage Festival will present a series of productions until 30 September that reflect on South Africa's history, the struggle for freedom, the pros and cons of life in the 'new' South Africa and the Rainbow Nation's rich cultural diversity. (more...)

2014 EstroGenius Festival to Kick Off 10/2 in New York City; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Source announces the performance schedule for their 15th Annual EstroGenius Festival, a multimedia performance festival showcasing female voices from a variety of disciplines, running October 2-November 2 at Stage Left Studio (214 West 30th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue) and the 4th Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Daniel Ricardo Casias Releases New Sci-Fi Novel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

PUEBLO, Colo. (more...)

Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garland (baritone) will be joining Julia Bullock (soprano) and pianist, Steven Blier for the afternoon featuring French and American repertories. (more...)

Stafford Arima & Taye Diggs Sign on for New Reading of THE ME NOBODY KNOWS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Producer Bellanca Smigel Rutter (The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth) will present an additional industry reading of The Me Nobody Knows in New York City on September 16 and 17, 2014 following a two-week dance lab helmed by director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Altar Boyz), choreographer Taye Diggs (Rent, "Private Practice"), and musical director Bryan Perri (Wicked). The presentations mark the next step toward a commercial production after a successful exploratory reading this past May 2014. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary with BOOKENDS, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Celebrate five years of New York's 'Best Story Hour' (The Village Voice Best of NY) as Naked Girls Reading presents BOOKENDS. Join your favorite readers-in-the-buff to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the New York City branch of Naked Girls Reading at this very special literary event, as the Naked Girls share the first and last Writings by their most beloved authors! (more...)

Marianna Grynchuk to Perform at Elder Hall, Sept. 22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

Ukrainian born pianist, Marianna Grynchuk, performs a beautiful selection of pieces by Frederic Chopin and premieres new works by Australian composers for The Firm's third concert in this year's series featuring the waltz In Elder Hall. (more...)

Julesworks Presents 30th Edition of JULESWORKS FOLLIES, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Julesworks presents edition thirty of Santa Fe's Monthly Variety Show, The Julesworks Follies, on September 29th at 7 pm. Our show continues at the Jean Cocteau Cinema at 418 Montezuma. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FRAGMENTS Tantalizes
by John Walker Ross - Sep 12, 2014

The basic premise of Fragments–a collection of Marilyn Monroe's Writings that ranges from bits of poetry and thoughts on psychoanalysis to rehearsed answers for upcoming interviews and favorite recipes (all complete with cross outs and noodlings)–is that the “mind of Marilyn” was, by definition, an interesting place to be. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Perform VOICES OF LIGHT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, launches the 2014|15 season, its 51st, with a spectacular multi-faceted cinematic and aural event featuring the Walt Disney Concert Hall premiere of Richard Einhorn's "brilliantly effective" (Washington Post) 1994 work Voices of Light/The Passion of Joan of Arc, inspired by and performed live to the 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. Einhorn's evocative piece, written for orchestra, chorus and soloists, provides a haunting backdrop to the rarely seen restored version of Carl Dreyer's cinematic masterpiece, considered by many critics to be among the top films ever made. (more...)

RAM SLAM YOUR STORY, HENRY VI PART 2 and More Set for Suffolk University's 2014-15 Season at the Modern Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University announces the programming lineup for its 2014-2015 season, featuring conversation, film, and new and classic plays. (more...)

'Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi to Star in INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDO IN 3D
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Submarine Deluxe announced today that the company is acquiring the U.S. rights to Julian Jones' INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDO in 3D. (more...)

Anah Jochebed Releases CRIMES OF FAITH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Pueblo West, CO (more...)

WRITTEN IN THE SAND Begins 10/2 at Baruch Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Karen Finley, a name synonymous with performance art, will present the New York premiere of her new work WRITTEN IN THE SAND at Baruch Performing Arts Center on beginning October 2. WRITTEN IN THE SAND includes performance pieces and Writings on AIDS Finley wrote between 1983 and 1994, many performed publicly for the first time. Opening night, October 2, is a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tickets for opening night are $40 and include a champagne afterparty with Ms. Finley; the remaining dates are $30 (students and seniors $20 at the box office only). Tickets are available online at www.SpinCycleNYC.com and by phone at 212-352-3101. (more...)

Juanjo Mena to Close LA Philharmonic's 2014 Classical Season with Beethoven's Ninth, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl's 2014 classical season concludes in grand fashion with conductor Juanjo Mena leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, 'Choral,' Thursday, September 11, at 8 pm. (more...)

Asian Arts Initiative to Host 2014 National Asian American Theater Conference, 10/8-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Asian Arts Initiative will serve as the host for the 4th National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival, presented by the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Actors (CAATA) this October, bringing the event to Philadelphia for the first time. The Conference and Festival (ConFest) will feature a series of Asian American theater productions open to the general public and offer conference attendees a full schedule of professional development programming under the 2014 theme "Home: Here? There? Where?" from Oct. 8-12, 2014. (more...)

South Carolina Preacher Shane Wall Launches First Christian Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

ORANGEBURG, S.C., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Masterfully researched and written by Shane Wall, the highly anticipated book, Understanding: All Success is Attained by it, breaks the boundaries of convention to expose the guarantee to all success. Wall shows readers how to embrace understanding to increase confidence, eliminate fears and attract boundless success to all areas of life. (more...)

Riccardo Muti Returns to Chicago for His 5th Season as as Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Riccardo Muti returns to Chicago in September for the start of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 2014/15 concert season-his fifth season as music director. Muti's three-week residency begins with performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on Thursday, September 18 at 8 p.m., Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center in downtown Chicago. (more...)

The Virgin Poet Brings Back Aesthetic Poetry in Public Eye
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Poetry has been with the author who goes by the pseudonym of The Virgin Poet as a way of expressing in a spontaneous manner his ideas that have been thoroughly contemplated. Through poetry, he is able to pass the necessary moments away from society and in individualism to later reintroduce it filled with artistic airs (whenever he is making descriptions) what he has taken from society. Other times, he uses poetry to dress his personal or adopted thoughts with aesthetic vigor, so that they can be seen in a more appealing way. (more...)

Writer Frank D'Ambra Signs with Star Biz Entertainment, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Up and coming writer and producer, Frank D'Ambra, has just signed with Star Biz Entertainment, Inc. to represent him as Agent as well as assist in finding investors for film productions and television, theatrical companies for plays, and much more. Born in the Bronx, Frank attended college at CCNY where he studied film and drama and displayed a talent in creative writing classes. His aspirations to pursue his writing began after he tried to make the New York Giants football team but was not signed. This sparked Frank's first written work titled 'The Invincible Summer' inspired by the Writings of Albert Camus and centering on an unlikely football hero. Frank has won several notable festival screenplay awards while getting much recognition with producers and production companies from across the United States. His jukebox musical comedy 'Black and White' has become a sought after project for theatrical versions around the world and Star Biz is beginning discussions with actors and studios for the movie version. Current screenplay projects 'Three of a Kind' and 'Winning Streak' and currently being shopped and are receiving great interest from film studios and television networks. Star Biz Entertainment, Inc. President and CEO, Kathy Salsberry, will serve as Producer on these. Some awards to his credit include: Winner - Best Screenplay Award for Action/Drama 'Annihilation' at The Pocono Mountain Film Festival in PA. October 2010 Winner - Seven Summits Award for Jukebox Musical Comedy 'Black and White' screenplay at The Mountain Film Festival in CA. February 2011 Finalist and Honorable Mention Recipient - Jukebox Musical Comedy 'Black and White' at The Las Vegas Film Festival in 2012 Star Biz Entertainment, Inc. is an Ohio based company with over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry, serving film, theater, television, and music, as well as artists and actors. (more...)

Take2 Publishing Launches DIGIDIALOGUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

New York, NY (more...)

Cleve Carney Art Gallery Presents AMY VOGEL: A PARAPERSPECTIVE, 9/4-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Cleve Carney Art Gallery presents “Amy Vogel: A Paraperspective” Sept. 4 - Oct. 25. “Amy Vogel: A Paraperspective” is a collaboration between Joseph Grigely and Amy Vogel, with a catalogue essay by Joseph Grigely. The opening preview reception is Thursday, Sept. 4 from 12-2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The gallery will also host a conversation between the artists and Anthony Elms, a 2014 Whitney Biennial curator and Associate Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Sunday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. This lecture is also free and open to the public. For more about the exhibition and related events, visit cod.edu/gallery or call 630.942.2321. (more...)

John J. Riley Releases TWO LIVES UP ON THE HILL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014


Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents 6th Season, Featuring MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH, ROSSINI IN PARIS and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Selected for inclusion in WQXR's Salute The ARts Initiative, a program that profiles 36 small cultural non-profit organizations in the New York Metropolitan area, we are honored to have earned a place on WQXR's roster. It is with joy and exhilaration that we share our upcoming roster and events with you. (more...)

A KURT WEILL CABARET Begins 9/19 at No Exit Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Theo Ubique artistic director Fred Anzevino and musical director Jeremy Ramey, who teamed up for the company's Jeff-award Best Musical winner The Light in the Piazza as well as Aspects of Love and Master Class, are collaborating on this collection of songs by the German born classical composer-turned-Broadway-songsmith Kurt Weill. Ramey is providing exciting new arrangements as well as musical direction. Christie Kerr is also on the team as choreographer for the cabaret to be performed at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, from September 19 to October 19, 2014. (more...)

by Mark C. Lloyd - Aug 20, 2014

Buffalo's Bruce A. McCausland is a busy man. (more...)

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Adds Julie Fowlis, Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! & More to Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has added five new titles to the 2014-15 Season which include Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles, The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks Extravaganza!, Buddy Guy, It Gets Better Project and Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight. See below for descriptions, dates and ticket prices. (more...)

Dominique Lévy Gallery Presents ROMAN OPALKA: PAINTING, 9/4-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

In 1965, French-born Polish artist Roman Opalka picked up a delicate No. 0 brush in his Warsaw studio and placed the number “1” at the top left- hand corner of a canvas. With this gesture began an enterprise later titled 1965 / 1 – ?, that would consume the rest of the artist's career in a determined but deliberately quixotic quest to paint every number to infinity. By the time of his death, Roman Opalka had placed more than five million numerals on 233 canvases and made unblinking photographs of his face each day in front of the work. The artist's numbers increased as his body deteriorated, and together these inverse phenomena – the overlapping fates of body and soul – yielded an unstinting visual diary of one man'ssimultaneous rage against and embrace of the mortal conundrum. Viewing that diary reveals the philosophical daring behind Opalka's discipline, the poignancy in his strategically dry but ultimately breathtaking search for the sublime within the methodology of his counting. Today, Roman Opalka's 1965 / 1 – ? stands as one of modern art's most powerful and poetic inquiries into the mutability of time and the spirit's response to it. (more...)

Peter Parnell's QED Completes Lantern Theater Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Lantern Theater Company announces the addition of QED by Peter Parnell to its 2014/15 mainstage season, completing a line-up that also includes Tom Stoppard's theatrical masterpiece Arcadia, John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Doubt: A Parable, William Shakespeare's classic comedy of the sexes The Taming of the Shrew, and Steven Canny and John Nicholson's inventive and brilliantly farcical adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Bronx Museum, Sze It Now and Burcaw's Street Mural
by Barry Kostrinsky - Aug 18, 2014

Hop on the 4 or the D train and travel north young men and woman to see art in the South Bronx. No, that's not a typo, I did not mean to say go see the Yankees. Like many inner cities including Detroit, the Bronx is best known for high crime, poor health condition and low test scores; However these inner cities are also the breeding ground for countless innovative film makers, music makers, visual artists and thought provoking thinkers. The why and how the tough conditions of these neighborhoods breeds an aesthetic flourishing is perplexing to figure out. (more...)

J.E.W.'s first book "End-Years Commentary" is an "Antichrist Reference" Bolder Than The God Delusion
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

J. E. W., a Marine Veteran, has completed his first book 'End-Years Commentary': which asks if readers were taught to believe the beautiful lie that the Christ's love and faith are superior to the Old Testament's fear of God? (more...)

Trap Door Theatre to Feature Guest Artists From Poland in JOHN DOE, Running Sept 25-Oct 25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

The Trap Door Theatre presents JOHN DOE, based on The Madman and the Nun by Stanislaw I. Witkiewicz and translated by Daniel Gerould. Adapted and directed by Andrzej St. Dziuk, with guest artists from the Teatr Witkacy in Zakopane, Poland. (more...)

THREE SISTAHS, THE LETTERS and More Set for MetroStage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce MetroStage's 2014-15 season which will reprise some of the favorites from years past and welcome back many of the artists who have contributed so much on our stage over the past 30 years, both in our present location and dating back to the early 1990's on Duke Street. (more...)

Colin Fletcher Releases 'I Am Not African American'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Colin is proud to offer his debut work which represents his personal journey towards understanding his own identity, 'I am not African American' is already available on Amazon.com and Kindle and will be hitting bookstores everywhere very soon. 'I am not African American' is an informative explanation outlining the plight of black Americans throughout the history of the United States. It focuses on how black Americans have been lumped together without differentiation for their unique ethnic origins. In particular, Colin clarifies who black Americans of slave origins are, presently labeled as, for lack of a better term, African Americans, and why they are different from the other blacks who immigrated to America. He examines how their unique history of persecution and oppression has resulted in all blacks, for that matter, all people of color, are frequently treated as non-Americans. But also, Colin further emphasizes what important roles many black Americans have played in the history of this great nation. By specifically focusing on the speeches and Writings of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 'I am not African American' illuminates the fact that Dr. King's dream of seeing all Americans aspire to reach the Mountaintop can never be fulfilled if we do not understand and acknowledge the long journey African Americans have taken towards making this nation a 'more perfect union.' Only through their achievement will America be able to live up to its creed of 'All men are created equal...' Being a Jamaican American allows Colin to view race relations from a different perspective. He understands the necessity for unity against those who tried to oppress; however, through his own life experiences believes that we as a nation have reached a moment in our history where without proper delineation, our children will never be 'judged by the content of their character.' They will continue to struggle against those who believe that America is simply a place which can only be represented by a single face. (more...)

THE JULESWORKS FOLLIES to Return for 29th Edition at The Jean Cocteau, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Julesworks presents edition twenty-nine of Santa Fe's Monthly Variety Show, The Julesworks Follies, on Sunday, August 31st at 7 pm. Our show continues at the now one-year-old Jean Cocteau Cinema at 418 Montezuma. (more...)

BEYOND DESIRE to Run 21 Nov - 14 Dec at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet and E.M Foster's novel Maurice, the World Premiere of Beyond Desire is playing at Hayes Theatre Co from Friday, 21 November - Sunday 14 December 2014. (more...)

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